The Chief Medical Director of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo has confirmed the receipt of 102 victims of the train-bus crash for treatment.
Fabamwo described the incident as overwhelming, explaining that the hospital first received 85 victims who are currently receiving open space treatment known as triage.
The medical practitioner noted that the hospital resorted to triage due to lack of adequate bed spaces at the emergency wards.
Fabamwo, while speaking with newsmen, confirmed that the death of six victims, stressing that six victims underwent operations.
He said, “As concerns our 85 victims, two died on the spot at the accident scene, three of them died while we were trying to resuscitate them because they had very serious injuries, one of them who was bleeding internally that we took to the theatre didn’t make it. So, four died in the hospital making a total of 6 fatalities now. As we speak, another 17 causalities have been brought to us, making a total of 102 casualties.”
The Lagos State Ministry of Information, in its reaction, maintained that a triage centre was put in place by the management of LASUTH by erecting an emergency canopy.
“Patients were triaged into mild, moderate, and severe groups. Those with life-threatening injuries were immediately transferred to operating theatres, for stabilisation and fracture repair by specialists in these areas within LASUTH,” it read.